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Tishah B’av

July 26, 2015
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Lamentations 5:21

כא הֲשִׁיבֵנוּ יְהוָה אֵלֶיךָ ונשוב (וְנָשׁוּבָה), חַדֵּשׁ יָמֵינוּ כְּקֶדֶם (21) Take us back, O LORD, to Yourself, and let us come back; renew our days as of old! (JPS Tanakh, 2000)

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Lamentations 5:15

טו שָׁבַת מְשׂוֹשׂ לִבֵּנוּ, נֶהְפַּךְ לְאֵבֶל מְחֹלֵנוּ (15) Gone is the joy of our hearts; our dancing is turned into mourning. (JPS Tanakh, 2000).

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Lamentations 4:22

כב תַּם-עֲו‍ֹנֵךְ, בַּת-צִיּוֹן--לֹא יוֹסִיף, לְהַגְלוֹתֵךְ; פָּקַד עֲו‍ֹנֵךְ בַּת-אֱדוֹם, גִּלָּה עַל-חַטֹּאתָיִך 22) Your iniquity, Fair Zion, is expiated; He will exile you no longer. Your iniquity, Fair Edom, He will note; He will uncover your sins. (JPS Tanakh, 2000)

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Lamentations 3:31-33

לא כִּי לֹא יִזְנַח לְעוֹלָם, אֲדֹנָי לב כִּי אִם-הוֹגָה, וְרִחַם כְּרֹב חֲסָדָיו לג כִּי לֹא עִנָּה מִלִּבּוֹ, וַיַּגֶּה בְּנֵי-אִישׁ 31) For the LORD does not reject forever, 32) But first afflicts, then pardons in His abundant kindness 33) for He does not willfully bring grief or affliction to man (JPS Tanakh, 2000)

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Lamentations 3:16-24

טז וַיַּגְרֵס בֶּחָצָץ שִׁנָּי, הִכְפִּישַׁנִי בָּאֵפֶר יז וַתִּזְנַח מִשָּׁלוֹם נַפְשִׁי, נָשִׁיתִי טוֹבָה יח וָאֹמַר אָבַד נִצְחִי, וְתוֹחַלְתִּי מֵיְהוָה יט זְכָר-עָנְיִי וּמְרוּדִי, לַעֲנָה וָרֹאשׁ כ זָכוֹר תִּזְכּוֹר, ותשיח (וְתָשׁוֹחַ) עָלַי נַפְשִׁי. כא זֹאת אָשִׁיב אֶל-לִבִּי, עַל-כֵּן אוֹחִיל כב חַסְדֵי יְהוָה כִּי לֹא-תָמְנוּ, כִּי לֹא-כָלוּ רַחֲמָיו כג חֲדָשִׁים, לַבְּקָרִים, רַבָּה, אֱמוּנָתֶךָ כד חֶלְקִי יְהוָה אָמְרָה נַפְשִׁי, עַל-כֵּן אוֹחִיל לוֹ.   16) He has broken my teeth on gravel, has ground me into the dust 17) My life was bereft of peace, I forgot what happiness was 18) I thought my strength and hope had perished before the LORD 19) To recall my distress and my misery was wormwood and poison 20) Whenever I thought of them I was bowed low. 21) But this do I call to mind, therefore I[...]

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Lamentations 2:7

זָנַ֨ח אֲדֹנָ֤י ׀ מִזְבְּחוֹ֙ נִאֵ֣ר מִקְדָּשׁ֔וֹ הִסְגִּיר֙ בְּיַד־אוֹיֵ֔ב חוֹמֹ֖ת אַרְמְנוֹתֶ֑יהָ ק֛וֹל נָתְנ֥וּ בְּבֵית־יְהוָ֖ה כְּי֥וֹם מוֹעֵֽד׃ The LORD has rejected His altar, didained His sanctuary. He has handed over to the foe the walls of the citadels; They raised a shout in the House of the Lord as on a festival day (JPS Tanakh, 2000).

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Tishah B’av

July 22, 2015
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DAY 1117: A Very, Bright Future

(7/22/15), In one of my recent journal entries, I described how some of the latest political issues, most notably the Iranian deal, are poised to pull the Jewish community apart. Likewise, worsening affiliation rates, merging institutions, and less activism make us wonder at times what the future of the American Jewish community will look like. Well, if it's anything like these past weeks, I can say that future is very bright. Whether it's young Jews gathering to spend quality time together and being engaged in meaningful Jewish life, or dancing and singing Jewish liturgy in full public view, or the ability to have difficult convesrations of important topics with Jews from multiple communities, there is[...]

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August 5, 2014
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DAY 766: Thought on Tishah B’av — Zealotry Leads to Destruction

Dear Hevreh, Last night, our community gathered with Marlboro Jewish Center, Temple Beth Ahm, and Congregation Beth Ohr for a special communal observance of Tisha B'av. A number of the rabbis, including myself, had an opportunity to teach a little about the holiday prior to readingM'gillat Eikhah. I was particularly fascinated by the teaching of Rabbi Lisa Malik on the story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza, perhaps the most famous story related to the destruction of the second Temple. The story, which you can find here, seemed pregnant with such meaning that I took the time today with one of our members to study it in more depth. (By the way, please feel free to drop in during[...]

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